A friend has a last name of "altura" which means tall. She told me of how the Spaniards rounded up all the people from Iloilo. then, the spaniards selected the shortest people and gave them the name of "altura" as a joke.
I told my friend that the spaniards did that because they were also short. When we went to Spain, I was so surpised to see that in Madrid, segovia and toledo, half of the population was short.
By seeing how short the Spaniards were, I began to realize just how angry and mad those conquistadores would have been once they settled in the Philippines. After all, they thought they were superior. And yet, they are as short as the lowliest Pin@y. I suppose that I would be mad too.
This explained why the Indios always fought the Spaniards. This explained why the Spaniards hate the Indios so much. The Spaniards saw themselves in the Pin@ys. All the shortcomings, all the failure, all the things that were not done. Everything.